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Overfishing. By Zachary Wiggins. Thesis Statement. Overfishing is a huge issue in the world due to new technology, low pay, unwanted catch, and More fish being caught then reproduced. Evidence: 90% of large fish have been eaten, Daily Catch has grown 7% from the 50’s and 60’s.

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Overfishing

Overfishing

By Zachary Wiggins


Thesis statement
Thesis Statement

  • Overfishing is a huge issue in the world due to new technology, low pay, unwanted catch, and More fish being caught then reproduced.

Evidence: 90% of large fish have been eaten,

Daily Catch has grown 7% from the 50’s and 60’s


Topic sentence 1 new technology
Topic Sentence 1 – New Technology

  • Newer Technology created in the last 50 years have led to an increase in fish caught

  • Bigger nets have led to bigger catches

  • Bigger Boats have led to more storage space for fish and less back and forth time


Topic sentence 2 pay
Topic Sentence 2 - Pay

  • 70% is what a fisherman makes to the average American

  • 72,000 fishing jobs have been lost in the pacific alone

  • Fish caught rose from 18 million to 80 million tons in 30 years just to make average pay


Topic sentence 3 unwanted catch
Topic Sentence 3 – Unwanted Catch

  • 10% of all fish caught are unwanted (Dolphins, Sea Turtles, etc.)

  • Millions of sharks are killed each year JUST for their fins

  • Long line fishing kills sea turtles because the Sea Turtles see the bait as jelly fish


Topic sentence 4 ratio
Topic Sentence 4 - Ratio

  • Fish caught rose from 18 million to 80 million tons in 30 years

  • The Anchoveta fishery collapsed due to warm water and too little breeding stock

  • Small fish caught are made into pet food

  • Overfishing corrupts the Food Chain killing predators to lack of food.